Learn Social Media Marketing in Las Vegas – Day After Affiliate Summit West

WIN a free ticket to Social Media Marketing Las Vegas – all you need to do to Tweet “Win a free ticket to #smlasvegas just after #asw11 Social Media Event in Vegas Jan 12 from @costpernews http://bit.ly/h8I1qr”

If you’re coming for Affiliate Summit West, stay for Social Media Marketing 2011 and escape one more day of whatever it’s like where you live. If you’re lucky, your home airport will be snowed in and you’ll have to stay anyway. It’s only $95 if you register early. (Or show up in swim trunks or a bikini. Just kidding.) Register here use code costpernews for 10% off.

Social Media Marketing 2011 will bring together leading brands and marketing experts to explore the viral power of social networks. Learn how to get coverage like a Lindsay-Lohan-gets-out-of-rehab photo. During this one-day event, a team of marketing experts – like Andrew Dumas, David Koloski and Murray Newlands! – will provide guidance on how to effectively engage with customers via social media, give tips on how to maximize the impact of your campaigns and offer insights into new services to try and trends to watch.

This is the ultimate event for anyone involved in social media or digital marketing.

Bring an extra supply of business cards because you’ll get to network with marketing strategists & directors, PR & communications managers, social media experts, bloggers & journalists.

Who doesn’t want an extra day in Vegas?

Presenters include:
Andrew Dumas – Sharethis
Ron Cates – Constant Contact
Murray Newlands, director of Influence People
Jennifer Neeley Lindsay, host of A-List on BlogTalkRadio
David Koloski, Director of Social Media, Web & Partnership Marketing for Caesar’s Entertainment
Eric Petersen, Manager of Social Marketing Strategy for Caesar’s Entertainment
Raymond Lyle, President of VigLink
Chase McMichael, Co-Founder & CEO of InfiniGraph.com

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Media Partners:
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When: 12th January, 9:00am – 5:30pm
Where: Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas
For more info and to register: http://socialmediamarketing.co.uk/lasvegas/ use code costpernews for 10% off.

Guest post by www.murraynewlands.com

New Comics Day

I know it’s normally Tuesday, but I like going out for comics on Thursday. Yes, I’m Batman heavy…


I Love Dan Bricklin’s Note Taker HD App

You can use Note Taker HD to take notes, sketch diagrams, quickly and easily jot down names, phone numbers, to-do items, directions, and more. Pages are flexibly organized by date/time last modified, tags, favorites, and more, with thumbnail images of part of each page to help you find them later. Pages may be grouped together as multiple “sheets”. You can also email one or more pages as a single PDF file. VGA output is supported with zoom and pan.

I’ve been using Bricklin’s Note Taker app on my iPhone since last December, but the Note Taker HD app on my new iPad is simply extraordinary.

I cannot wait to get into the lab with my 8th grade students and jot down notes and observations that we can use to better communicate their findings in our Physical Science class next year.

Thank you again for all you do, Dan.

The Cassandra Project

He rearranged himself in the chair. Winced and rotated his right arm. “Maybe that’s why they called it Cassandra,” he said. “Wasn’t she the woman who always brought bad news?”

Fantastic short sci-fi story about the moon landings and international politics. Well written, quick and engrossing. I want this in novel form now, please.

Architectures of Participatory Learning

But the meat of the argument is about how the best explanation for many of the group phenomena we see online, from ICanHazCheezburger to Wikipedia, is that people like sharing with each other and collaborating. Not always, of course. But there are architectures of participation that encourage the kind of sharing and generosity that enriches us all, and by experimenting with them, we can create media and social change that harnesses millions of people to help and amuse each other.

Just got this on my Kindle/iPad/Desktops/iPhone (have I mentioned I love the type of portability the Kindle platform offers and hope that iBooks can replicate that type of cross-platform experience?) and can’t wait to dig in today.

I’m a big Clay Shirky fan (click the link if you need a sample), and I’m hoping this book, along with Daniel Pink’s ongoing work, becomes a pointer I can use when folks ask about the “effectiveness” of my teaching style.

I love the idea of the Teacher/Learner as an Architect. There’s something inherit about teaching that lends itself to the type of mystical and very practical practices of masons-meet-Howard Roark.

We’ll see and I’ll, of course, keep you posted.

Steve Jobs on Educational Entrepreneurism

When you have
kids you think, What exactly do I want them to learn? Most of the stuff
they study in school is completely useless. But some incredibly valuable
things you don’t learn until you’re older – yet you could learn them
when you’re younger. And you start to think, What would I do if I set a
curriculum for a school?

God, how exciting that could be! But you can’t do it today. You’d be
crazy to work in a school today. You don’t get to do what you want. You
don’t get to pick your books, your curriculum. You get to teach one
narrow specialization. Who would ever want to do that?

These are the solutions to our problems in education. Unfortunately,
technology isn’t it. You’re not going to solve the problems by putting
all knowledge onto CD-ROMs. We can put a Web site in every school – none
of this is bad. It’s bad only if it lulls us into thinking we’re doing
something to solve the problem with education.

Lincoln did not have a Web site at the log cabin where his parents
home-schooled him, and he turned out pretty interesting. Historical
precedent shows that we can turn out amazing human beings without
technology. Precedent also shows that we can turn out very uninteresting
human beings with technology.

It’s not as simple as you think when you’re in your 20s – that
technology’s going to change the world. In some ways it will, in some
ways it

Thanks to 37Signals’ blog for the link.

And amen.

I’m lucky enough to teach at an amazing place that allows me to do amazing things like pick my curriculum and textbooks and breadth of study (even though it’s technically Physical Science).

I Totally Just Tried to Scroll Up by Touching My Macbook Pro’s Screen. iPad Has Changed Me.

Many users, however, will have to add more memory …

Many users, however, will have to add more memory if they want to run Mac OS X: It requires a minimum of 128 MB of RAM, which is more than Apple included in most of its consumer models until recently. The operating system runs even better with twice as much memory. (Fortunately, RAM is at record low prices, with many vendors now offering 256-MB modules for $50 or less.)

Ah, the good ole days…

No matter how old I get, New Comic Book Day will always be exciting.